Conversation with Akua Naru
Global hip-hop artist, activist and scholar Akua Naru will be featured in a conversation with associate professor of Africana studies Oneka LaBennett, Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Africana Studies and Research Center. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
As an artist, Naru theorizes the experiences of black women through rhyme and music ranging from jazz to soul. She has performed in more than 50 countries on five continents with her band, and has released four albums including “The Miner’s Canary” (2015) and “The Blackest Joy” (2018). She is a fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University (2018-19) and has lectured at Oxford University, the University of Cologne and Ahfad University for Women in the Sudan.
The event is co-sponsored by the Cornell Hip Hop Collection, the Society for the Humanities, the departments of Music and German studies, the Program in American Studies, the Institute for German Cultural Studies, the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, the Rose Goldsen Lecture Series and the Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program.
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